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Jamia student makes history by bagging ₹70 lakh per annum job in U.S.

Mohammad Aamir Ali with his father Shamshad Ali, who is an electrician at Jamia Millia Islamia.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Despite scoring well in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) school board examinations, Mohammad Aamir Ali failed to get admission to a BTech course for three consecutive years.

After the first failed attempt, he took admission in JMI’s Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. This was followed by two more unsuccessful attempts for admission to a BTech course.

Despite his “failures”, Aamir’s passion for science and technology led him to work on a project on electric vehicles.

Highest salary package

The project caught the attention of a United States-based firm and the student bagged a job as a battery management system engineer at Frisson Motor Werks at Charlotte in North Carolina at an annual package of $1,00,008 (approximately ₹70 lakh). The university said this is the highest salary package for any Diploma in Engineering student at JMI since its inception.

His father Shamshad Ali, an electrician at JMI, said, “Aamir would ask questions on functioning of electrical equipment and electricity that even I could not answer despite being an electrician. I always told him to work hard. I am very happy for him today.”

Charging infrastructure

Speaking about his project, Aamir said, “Electric vehicles are my passion. Lack of charging infrastructure is the basic problem faced by electric vehicles in India. If I succeed in my research, the cost of charging electric vehicles will become nearly zero.”

His professors and guidance counsellors at JMI were so impressed with his project that they got his work uploaded on the university website. Frisson Motor Werks learnt about Aamir’s project through the university website and approached JMI.

“After one month of communication via social media platforms, Skype and rounds of telephonic interviews, the company decided to hire Aamir as a battery management system engineer,” said JMI placement officer Rihan Khan Suri.

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